He called for the rope toss, we made eye contact, we were on the same page. No shit there are dangers with ropes. There are dangers with running CV period. But if you are trained in using them and make a good throw, you can avert a more dangerous situation.
I would say however, if you havent practiced using ropes then dont fucking use one in a rescue situation.
Have you run Super Collider?
If you havent, or dont plan to, please dont post anything on this thread.
I dont want this situation to be taken out of context into another what if? You could have... blah blah blah,
Maby a breathing device would have been the way to go. I could have thrown him one and he could have used as he was surfing the hole and while he bounced down the rebar ridden right side.
This post is meant specifically for paddlers familiar with this drop.